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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cavs vs. Raptors, Game 43

CAVS (32-11) 108, TORONTO RAPTORS (21-21) 100
at Quicken Loans Arena
TV: Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: The Cavs have won 10 in a row over the Raptors at The Q. The Raptors had won 10 of their last 13 games coming into Tuesday's encounter. But even though they are one of the top offensive teams in the league, they just don't defend.

That's why they're not going to be taken seriously in the playoffs just yet. But they are fun to watch and have many weapons in their arsenal, including Chris Bosh, Andrea Bargnani and rookie DeMar DeRozan.

The Raptors had a streak of six consecutive games where they'd scored at least 101 points snapped. In the end, it's defense that usually wins out.

NOTES: The Cavs are 15-3 at The Q, including 17 of their last 21 overall.

-- The last time two players on the same team each had 20 points and 10 assists occurred last season on Jan. 27, 2009, when LeBron James had 23 points and 11 assists and Mo Williams added 43 points and 11 assists against the Kings. Of course, both players did that on Tuesday.

-- The Cavs have outrebounded 17 teams in a row.

-- The Cavs are 10-0 when they dish out 25 or more assists.

SF LeBron James vs. Hedo Turkoglu
PF J.J. Hickson vs. Chris Bosh
C Shaquille O'Neal vs. Andrea Bargnani
SF Anthony Parker vs. DeMar DeRozan
PG Mo Williams vs. Jarrett Jack
Cavs - F Leon Powe, F Jamario Moon.
Raptors - F Reggie Evans, G Sonny Weems
Mark Wunderlich, Brent Barnaky, Tony Brothers


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